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**National Forum on Performance-Based Planning and Programming Material**

Welcome to the Standing Committee on Planning

AASHTO's Standing Committee on Planning (SCOP) investigates, studies, and reports on transportation planning activities. Comprehensive transportation planning is conducted by the State Departments of Transportation for a variety of policy, programming, and project level activities, including:

  • Legislative requests for transportation system performance
  • Urban and statewide transportation systems
  • Corridor and site planning for individual facilities.

To help serve the transportation planning community and share best-practices, SCOP:

  • Reviews and evaluates methods and information essential to transportation planning
  • Promotes and encourages interaction among transportation stakeholders
  • Reviews national problems, existing and proposed policies, Federal guidelines, and other regulations related to transportation.
Latest News from the
AASHTO Journal


In a notice of proposed rulemaking published Monday, June 2 in the Federal Register, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration announced they are now seeking comments on proposed revisions to the regulations that govern the development of state transportation plans. View the full story in the June 6 AASHTO Journal.

Upcoming Meetings


  • SCOP Subcommittee on Asset Management 
    Date: April 18 and 19, 2012
    Location: San Diego, CA
    More Information is available here.
    Contact: Matt Hardy (
  • AASHTO Spring Meeting
    Date: May 17-20, 2012
    Location: Traverse City, MI
    More information available here.
    More Information: Matt Hardy (
  • Standing Committee on Planning 2012
    Date: May 22 and 23, 2012
    Location: Denver Colorado

    The Standing Committee on Planning is having their 2012 meeting on May 22 and 23, 2012 in Denver, CO in conjunction with the TRB on Making Progress: Transportation Planning and Programmers Turn Ideas into Reality.

    Registration is here.
    More information coming soon!
  • Peer Exchange on Communicating Transportation Funding Issues
    Date: June 26-28, 2012
    Location: Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
    More Information: Matt Hardy (
  • Peer Exchange on Scenario Planning
    Date: July 8-11, 2012
    Location: Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
    More Information: Matt Hardy (
    AASHTO Annual Meeting
    Date: November 15-19, 2012
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    More information available here.
    More Information: Matt Hardy (



SCOP Strategic Plan (for 2011-2015)



SCOP Members are leaders in statewide transportation planning. We recognize the importance of updating our membership roster to recognize the achievements of our members in their respective organizations. Please contact AASHTO SCOP liaison Matt Hardy, with changes to the SCOP Members committee roster.

Reporting Committees:


    Technical Programs:

    Shared Ideas



    We recognize that many other individuals in the state departments of transportation and numerous other federal, state, and local agencies and the private sector are actively involved in the comprehensive transportation planning process. To help share best practices among stakeholders, SCOP created is used by SCOP to share resources, best practices, and other information to further improve the practice of statewide transportation planning.